Ghana issues banknote with QR code

Ghana 5 cedi note
The new ¢5 banknote. Photo: Bank of Ghana
Bank of Ghana

To commemorate its sixtieth birthday, the Bank of Ghana has launched a new ¢5 ($1.08) banknote with an innovative new feature.

In a presentation published by the bank’s currency department, the bank revealed it would embed a QR code into the note, which when scanned with a mobile device will direct members of the public to details of the note’s security features.

QR codes are not a common feature in banknotes. In 2007, the Netherlands Bank proposed printing QR codes on euro notes, which would

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